LG Rumor Touch (Virgin Mobile) review: LG Rumor Touch (Virgin Mobile)

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CNET Editors' Rating

3.5 stars Very good
  • Overall: 7.3
  • Design: 7.0
  • Features: 7.0
  • Performance: 8.0

Average User Rating

2.5 stars 4 user reviews
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The Good The LG Rumor Touch has a very text-messaging-friendly interface. Its slider QWERTY keyboard is easy to use, and we like that it has a 3.5mm headset jack for music, e-mail, social networking support, and great call quality.

The Bad The LG Rumor Touch's photo quality is average, and the touch screen isn't quite as responsive as we would like.

The Bottom Line The LG Rumor Touch is a touch-screen phone for Virgin Mobile that is geared especially for messaging fans.

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Now that Sprint owns Virgin Mobile , it's no surprise that a few of Sprint's phones have made it to the prepaid carrier's lineup. The LG Rumor Touch is one such device, and though the hardware remains the same, the Rumor Touch is now available for $149.99 without a contract for Virgin Mobile customers who like going the prepaid route. The only difference between the Sprint and Virgin Mobile models lies in their respective services. The Virgin Mobile version doesn't have Sprint Music or Sprint TV, and offers Virgin Mobile Navigator instead of Sprint Navigator for maps and turn-by-turn direction.

Because the phones are identical, we'll point you to our review of the LG Rumor Touch for Sprint for most of the design and features. As for applications and games, the LG Rumor Touch for Virgin Mobile comes with Midnight Bowling 2, Tetris, Pac-Man/Ms. Pac-Man, Google Maps, Email + IM, and Opera Mini. In this review, we'll focus on just call quality and performance.

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Quick Specifications See All

  • Technology CDMA2000 1X
  • Service Provider Virgin Mobile
  • Weight 4.7 oz
  • Diagonal Size 3 in
  • Sensor Resolution 2 pixels